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Dark, Dank & Dreary Weather Is Expected To Continue Into This Weekend Across Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: Dreary, dank weather is expected to continue this afternoon across Western and Central Mass as weak trough of low pressure moves through the area. Cloudy skies with drizzle and fog will continue this afternoon. In addition, a couple of passing rain showers are expected by later this afternoon. Temperatures this afternoon will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Tonight: Another night of low clouds, drizzle and fog can be expected across the entire area. In addition, a few passing rain showers are expected, especially this evening. Temperatures tonight will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Friday: More of the same in terms of weather is expected on Friday. This means that cloudy skies with areas of drizzle and fog can be expected throughout the day. In addition, some scattered rain shower activity can be expected from time to time. High temperatures on Friday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. New Year’s Day: An area of low pressure is expected to make its way northeastward towards our area on Saturday. Rain is expected to overspread Western and Central Mass by about midday Saturday and then continue throughout the afternoon on Saturday. The rain is expected to be heavy at times. In fact, steady rain is likely to continue right through Saturday night. Even though it’s going to be quite wet on New Year’s Day, it will be mild with high temperatures of between 50 and 55 Degrees. Temperatures on Saturday night will be quite mild for this time of year with readings near 45 Degrees expected. Sunday: Rain is expected to continue during at least the first half of the day on Sunday. A frontal boundary is expected to move across the area by the afternoon leading to the rain ending and colder air moving into the area. Temperatures on Sunday will start out between 45 and 50 Degrees during the morning, but will fall into the upper 30s to low 40s during the afternoon. Sunday Night & Monday: As that cold air continues to move into the area, we are going to be keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that will be moving along a frontal boundary located to our south. There is quite a bit of uncertainty regarding how far south the frontal boundary will be located in relation to our area. This leads to considerable uncertainty with the exact track of the low pressure system. Some of the weather forecast guidance such as the European weather model show a track that keeps this low pressure system well south of New England, which would lead to just a dry and cold air mass moving in with no snow. On the other hand, some other weather forecast guidance such as the GFS weather model are pointing to a low pressure track that moves it near the south coast of New England and the Cape. If this occurs, it could lead to a period of accumulating snow late Sunday night through Monday morning. At this point, I'm leaning much more towards a storm track that keeps the low pressure system well south of our area. This means that the rain will come to an end by Sunday afternoon with cold, dry and windy weather expected for Monday. High temperatures on Monday will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Northwest winds will gust up to 35 mph at times with wind chill temperatures in the teens throughout Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday: Cold and dry weather is expected for Tuesday under lots of sunshine. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 35 Degrees. Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.

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